For the past year, I have been searching for a job and having terrible luck. I thought right after I graduate from college, it would be easier to find a job. To my surprise, there are a lot of people who have graduated in the same field as me.
I graduated from college at BYU-Idaho in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and I also minored in Organizational Management. I have a marketing and graphic design back ground. I am currently working as a Marketing Communications Specialist for the family business. I don’t want to work for the family business anymore because it doesn’t pay well and there is no promotion within the company. I am stuck at dead end job! This is why I went to college in the first place.
After Graduating from college, I felt like I was on top of the world and really excited about applying for jobs. I would apply to a lot of jobs and hear back from them in a couple of days. Some job interviews don’t go pass the initial phone interview and some I would go all the way to an in-person interview. A week or two later, I would receive an email from these companies saying I was not selected for the position. They go on to say there were other candidates who are better qualify for the job position. I am really sick of receiving these emails.
All of the jobs I have applied for are internships or entry level positions. It doesn’t make sense when receiving an email telling me there are better qualify candidates for an internship. I thought the purpose of an internship is to learn! No one should be more qualified than the other for an internship.
I have no idea what I am doing wrong. I read about how to do better in an interview. I have done practice interviews at college. What am I doing wrong? Should I bribe the person who is interviewing me (I would never bribe someone to receive a job)? I thought my work experience would help out.
I have been working my whole life and I know how to work hard everyday. I love learning and trying new things within a company. My parent own a direct mailing and printing company. I have been a graphic designer and a marketing coordinator. I left for college in a different state and found a job for Soapbox Agency which is an advertising and public relations agency. I hold three different positions for Soapbox Agency. I started as a graphic designer than got promoted to be a public relations specialist. After being a public relations specialist, I was promoted to be an account executive where I was the liaison between the client and the agency. After graduating from college, I wanted to find a job in my home state which is Washington. I couldn’t find anything right away so I went back to work for my parents business as a marketing communications specialist.
Even though I am at a dead end job, I am grateful for the job I have now so I can support my family. I will never lose hope in finding a new job. I will never lose my excitement in applying and interviewing for jobs. All I hope for is a better future in finding a new job.
To view my resume, go to my online portfolio: http://anthonybradyportfolio.wordpress.com/resume/